The over 150-page chargesheet submitted in the Dahanu sessions court includes statements of around five witnesses saying Anahita (55) was behind the wheel when the accident took place at 2.34 pm in Ghol village of Dahanu taluka. Anahita, who needed multiple surgeries and rehabilitation before being discharged from hospital, has not been arrested.
The chargesheet mentioned as Anahita is still recovering from her injuries, a notice under Criminal Procedure Code Section 41 (A) was issued to her at her Churchgate home on December 24, 2022. “As the driver is still bedridden, she has not responded to the notice. The chargesheet has been filed based on Darius’s statement,” said DYSP Sanjay Pimple, complainant in the case.
The chargesheet stated Anahita had neither fastened her seat belt properly nor had she ensured her co-passengers were buckled up. The chargesheet alleged Anahita’s negligence while driving and her dangerous overtaking was responsible for the deaths of Mistry and Jahangir, in addition to causing injuries to her husband Darius and herself.
An FIR was registered against Anahita on November 5 for various traffic violations, including causing deaths due to negligence, rash driving, overspeeding, overtaking, not following lane discipline and ignoring the duties of a driver.